Skip to comments.Cross-Like T-Shirt Design at Penn State University Sparks Controversy
Posted on 10/26/2009 1:10:50 PM PDT by Reaganesque
A blue, cross-like design emblazoned on T-shirts at Penn State University has some critics seeing red.
The shirts intended to foster school spirit sport a vertical blue line down the center with the words "Penn State White Out" emblazoned across the chest, forming a design that some say resembles a cross. The back of the shirt depicts the same blue line obscured by the words, "Don't be intimated It's just me and 110,000 of my friends." Roughly 30,000 of the shirts have been sold.
Penn State says it has received six complaints about the shirt, including one from the Anti-Defamation League's Philadelphia branch, from people who say it connotes a Christian cross. The logo design also has become the focus of controversy in the student newspaper, "The Daily Collegian," which has received several letters to the editor on both sides of the issue.
Michal Berns, a junior majoring in media law and policy, said she refused to buy the $15 shirt because of its religious connotations.
"At first glance, you don't necessarily think that's what it looks like, but when you look at it more, it does look like a cross," Berns told Foxnews.com. "That's the reason I didn't purchase it."...
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Tell the folks that complained to shove it up their Obama.
I’m not listening to these idiots any more.
Don’t like it...go to Cuba, or Venezuela, or North Korea.
Time for me to buy one or more of those shirts! Go, Penn State!
Maybe I will buy one and put it next to the ‘Duke Lacrosse” t-shirt that i have...
It’s really too bad that the people who have a problem with it didn’t have some sort of nervous breakdown and go into a coma.
Nick Mangus, a senior majoring in East Asian studies, described the controversy as "ridiculous" and said images of crosses can be seen virtually anywhere, even in "tiles on the floor."
"Honestly, I think it's basically people just trying to stir up controversy over something that's ridiculous," Mangus said. "If you don't want to buy it, don't buy it. It's that simple. You don't have to try and force everyone else to change their ways because you think it's offensive."
I gotta get me one of those shirts!
A crest design would have been okay.
I was going to make a generic comment on the academic (if one can use that word) “majors” of the protesters - without reading the article. Sure enough, after reading, one can safely eliminate those marshmallow majors from the curricula and not loose one iota of intellect, achievement, or potential to improve humanity.
Dont hold back tell us how you really feel lol
For that matter, “white out” can be deemed racist by some.
We need to roll out Google maps to more of these idiots, maybe with satellite tracking and the most sophisticated RFID technology, hunting dogs, laser sighting, and advanced optics, they’ll be able to find a life.
That’s not a cross, its a racing stripe.
I’m offended by Obama t-shirts. He’s a religious figure. You think they’ll get rid of those if I bitch, moan, and cry?
6 in 30,000...now THAT’S a controversy.
Hey, I want one of those!!! I thought it was wonderful the guy who said...you can see a cross in the tile of the floors...where does it stop!!!!
I love the shirt...now a symbol of FREEDOM!!!
And hey, if you like this hypersensitivity, just wait until hate crimes legislation is passed. The Left won’t just boycott imagined offenses, they’ll demand arrests.
If you don't like it, don't buy it. No wait...., what is the complaint again?
Now, if this were a Cresent; then it wouldn’t be a problem.
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